SAVE LIVES AT SEA
There's a particular camaraderie that belongs only to those who've shared in a challenge to save the life of a fellow human being. It's an experience that Coastguard crew know and value.
What Do We Do?
It's simple really, Coastguard is dedicated to "Saving lives at sea." 24/7, 365 days of the year, professional volunteers are on call, ready to respond to a distress call.
At sea anything can go wrong in a very short period of time. Rescues can be from simply "the boat won't start" to a man overboard, hitting a submerged object, or even one of the crew suffering a medical emergency.
It's good to know that when you need us - We'll be there.
Who are we?
The Wellington Volunteer Coastguard (Coastguard Wellington) is a non-profit charitable organisation. Coastguard is the primary provider of marine search and rescue services to the New Zealand public.
Coastguard Wellington President - Vicki Rowland 022 107 8049
Become a Volunteer
There's more than camaraderi to being a volunteer. You'll learn seamanship, boat handling, navigation and leadership. You'll find yourself stretched, sometimes physcially, sometimes mentally. And you'll find a powerful new meaning to life as an active contributor to your community.
Become a Coast Guard Volunteer. Go to our Contact Page and complete the Enquiry Form. We'll send you details how you can help save lives at sea
Where are we?
Coastguard Wellington has its base at the Evans Bay Marina off Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie.
Postal address P.O. Box 14-292 Kilbirnie, Wellington
phone (04) 386 3530
The base is manned every weekend day and public holiday except Christmas.
Summer hours - 9am - 7pm
Winter hours - 9am - 6pm
The call-out crew is on pager outside those hours.
For all emergencies call the Police on 111